3228
3228
A Rare American Silver Caster, William Burt, Boston, circa 1750
Estimate
4,0006,000
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3228
A Rare American Silver Caster, William Burt, Boston, circa 1750
Estimate
4,0006,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York

A Rare American Silver Caster, William Burt, Boston, circa 1750
baluster form with pronounced molded borders, the domed cover pierced and engraved with panels of trells divided by running leaves, baluster finial, the base with contemporary initials T/AM
marked on neck W.BURT in rectangle
height 5 3/8 in.
13.5cm
4oz
245g
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Provenance

Sold, Sotheby's, New York, 28-30 June 1984, lot 79

Catalogue Note

Owing to his brief career, pieces attributed to William Burt are the rarest of the this family of Boston silversmiths.  William and his brothers Benjamin and Samuel were likely trained by their father John, who is thought to have been apprentice to John Coney.  William died in 1752 at the age of twenty-six. 

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York